But it is also a saying that has suddenly taken on new meaning for me. My future most certainly isn’t what it used to be (at least my perceived future). My future has recently become full of potential. That potential has always been there, but not consciously accessible to me. By this I mean I hadn’t actually thought about my future in any ‘real’ way.
I can now see my current life ahead much clearer than I did, in that I know what I want to try to do with it and what I want to try to achieve and be, rather than just float along the top of my life, not really being IN it, not being part of it, and ending up at the end of it not really having had much to say about it. Not really making choices, but just bumping along. A bit like a twig in white water.
To use the gift of choice to do something with your life, to have a long term vision for your life creates a real sense of purpose. Let me flip that last phrase and see what that says - Your purpose from Creation becomes the reason for making conscious choices, which in turn requires you to have a long term vision for your life.
So no. The future most certainly ain’t what it used to be. And thank goodness!